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Sorry to post this here, need babysitter rate sharpish!

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WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 16:41:54

Again sorry, put it in childminder section but no answers. Does anyone know the standard for an adult babysitter? I'm guessing £6 an hour would be ok?

MegBusset Fri 23-Sep-11 16:43:39

£6/hr is minimum wage so ok but not a great rate, I pay £30/night which is usually about 3.5hrs.

wineandroses Fri 23-Sep-11 16:45:05

I pay £5 per hour for an adult babysitter, but tend to round up to the nearest tenner.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 16:46:37

So £8.50 Meg. That's more than I usually hear of.

munstersmum Fri 23-Sep-11 16:47:39

Local teenager - £5 per hour & round up to nearest hour. Always full fridge/cupboard made available.

GetAwayFromHerYouBitch Fri 23-Sep-11 16:47:46

I pay £6/ hour, plus taxi fare if late (London)

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 17:09:50

So that's an average of £6.12 so far. Hmm I wasn't far off. Won't be offerning £6.12 though! grin

rookiemater Fri 23-Sep-11 17:15:30

Sitters charges £6.10 per hour, so £6 sounds reasonable

vjg13 Fri 23-Sep-11 17:15:42

£7 an hour here and round up for an adult babysitter.

meravigliosa Fri 23-Sep-11 17:37:20

Through an agency round here is £8.50 ph, so I reckon a little less if paying the sitter direct.

splashymcsplash Fri 23-Sep-11 17:40:10

Pre baby days I got paid 10/hour but this is London.

Depends a lot on your location..

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 19:13:42

Is that central London or Greater splash?

Littlefish Fri 23-Sep-11 19:15:34

£5 per hour in West Midlands.

LeBOF Fri 23-Sep-11 19:16:18

Six quid sounds okay me, unless you expect them to be doing much in the way of actual childcare. I couldn't bring myself to pay more than that for someone to eat biscuits in front of my telly..

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 19:17:14

It seems to vary enormously! I paid a babysitter last year and she was £7 and she is a qualified person who looks after children for a living. So I assumed a bit less for just a regular adult babysitter. Where do you all live?

bigTillyMint Fri 23-Sep-11 19:19:44

In London (zone 2) we pay local teenagers £5 an hour and round up, if it's an au-pair / older adult they usually want more - £7ish an hour.

My DC are 10 1/2 and 12 though - I think that's very different to babysitting babies/toddlers or really even under 8's. If the aren't already in bed, they go up to bed when asked and don't need any "looking after"

Groovee Fri 23-Sep-11 19:20:37

£7.50 ph round here if it's a qualified member of staff or £5 if one of my teenage nieces

RitaMorgan Fri 23-Sep-11 19:22:37

I pay £6.50 an hour for a senior nursery nurse. Would expect to pay £5 for a teenager. I'm in Bristol.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Fri 23-Sep-11 19:30:25

Hey Dexter! Love it!

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